Journal article

Adjuvant therapy in gastric cancer

L Lim, M Michael, GB Mann, T Leong

Journal of Clinical Oncology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005


Gastric cancer has a poor prognosis. The majority of patients will relapse after definitive surgery, and 5-year survival after surgery remains poor. The role of adjuvant therapy in gastric cancer has been controversial given the lack of significant survival benefit in many randomized studies so far. The results of a large North American study (Gastrointestinal Cancer Intergroup Trial INT 0116) reported that postoperative chemoradiotherapy conferred a survival advantage compared with surgery alone, which has led to the regimen being adopted as a new standard of care. However, controversies still remain regarding surgical technique, the place of more effective and less toxic chemotherapy regim..

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